Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)

As per the decision dated February 03, 2023 passed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in Writ Petition (Civil) 891 / 2021, the OCI/PIO candidates who have secured OCI/PIO card before 04.03.2021 shall be considered as Indian nationals. Therefore, the foreign national candidates will be those who are NOT citizens of India (by birth or naturalized) (but not Overseas Citizens of India / Persons of Indian Origin (OCI/PIO) candidates who have secured OCI/PIO card on or after 04.03.2021) shall be considered as FOREIGN NATIONALS. The OCI/PIO candidates who have secured OCI/PIO card before 04.03.2021 shall be considered for the seats in the OPEN category.

Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders on or after 04.03.2021, will be treated as foreign nationals for IISc admissions under the following two categories: 

  • Category-1: OCI students who have obtained their degree/domiciled in India. The definition of domiciled in India is pertaining to qualifying degree (for UG admissions, it is 10+2 or equivalent; for M.Tech. and research admissions, it is B.S. (4 year)/B.E./B.Tech./M.Sc./M.Tech.) obtained from India. These Category-1 students will apply through regular admission portal.
  • Category-2:OCI students with a foreign degree/domiciled in foreign location. The students should have qualifying degrees (for UG admissions, it is 10+2 or equivalent; for M.Tech. and research admissions, it is B.S. (4 year)/B.E./B.Tech./M.Sc./M.Tech.) obtained from foreign location. They will apply through the current international student admission portal.